University of Turku, Finland:
„Master’s Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies“
MA-degree program (2 years)
Deadline: February 29, 2016
The departments of cultural history, media studies and musicology offer a pathway in popular culture studies (PCS) within their existing degree programmes, but incorporating studies in the neighbouring disciplines and a jointly organised master’s seminar. The pathway is offered to international students and to Finnish students who wish to pursue their master’s level studies in an international and strongly interdisciplinary study context.
The pathway in popular cultural studies allows students pursuing degrees in cultural history, media studies or musicology to orientate their studies towards popular culture research. It helps students to understand the meanings, contexts and social implications of contemporary and historical phenomena. The pathway additionally provides students with a thorough knowledge of the history, theories and concepts of popular culture, as well as with the analytical and critical skills necessary for understanding and interpreting popular music, entertainment, media culture and practices of daily life, including sport and other popular pastimes.
Apply here (application period: January 5, closes February 29, 2016):